Gillan Creek


Gillan Creek is a small inlet lying just to the south of the much larger Helford River. Access by road is best through the lovely village of Manaccan, but this is not an easy area of Cornwall to reach. At the mouth of the creek is the church of St. Anthony in Maneage, first mentioned in 1170. During the Civil War a small fort was built by the Royalists on the nearby Dinas, this being the last place in Cornwall in which they held out, until finally surrendering to Sir Thomas Fairfax in March 1646.

In this painting Shirley has captured¬† the feeling of breadth across the bay with the receding tide. As the sea level drops sand bars are exposed below the surface of the water. It is early morning –¬† full daylight but there is no heat in the day.¬† The dark greens of the bushes form an intricate spherical pattern against the bright, angular fields. Your gaze seems to drift into the cool stillness of this painting.

This high quality giclee print is mounted (mount size 50.8 x 40.6cm) and will fit a standard readymade 20″ x 16″ frame.


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Artist: Shirley Netherton

Product Reference No: A-3497

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Dimensions 37.5 x 25.5 cm
(Width x Depth x Height)

Shirley Netherton

I am a Cornish artist who has spent many years developing my unique style of painting with acrylics so that today my work is instantly recognisable. I feel lucky that the hobbies which I enjoy in my free time contribute towards my intense enthusiasm for painting. The photographs I take whilst walking and kayaking become the reference material for my work. I am so fortunate to live in such a beautiful county, surrounded by the sea with so many inland waterways - truly inspirational.

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